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Companies Seeking to Block Rivals’ Patent Use Face US Review

Companies Seeking to Block Rivals’ Patent Use Face US Review

Companies Seeking to Block Rivals’ Patent Use Face US Review
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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is examining the legality of companies seeking to prevent rivals from using patents that cover industry-standard technology, the agency’s chairman said.

The trade commission is “looking at” the issue, said Chairman Jon Leibowitz, who declined to comment on whether the agency has begun a formal investigation. Leibowitz, who spoke today at a Washington antitrust conference, didn’t specify which industry’s technology is under review.

The Justice Department previously disclosed a similar review related to the smartphone market, saying it is examining whether companies including Google Inc. (GOOG) (GOOG) will try to improperly use patents to seek court orders to block competitors from using technology that has become standard in an industry. The Justice Department and FTC both enforce antitrust laws.

The FTC wants “to make sure that companies can’t engage in licensing that is supposed to be worked out and then hold up that innovation” from being used by others, Leibowitz said at an American Bar Association’s panel discussion.

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